A vasectomy is one of the most effective methods of birth control. But if you’ve had a change of heart regarding future children, your vasectomy can be reversed. The experienced surgical team at Urological Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, offers vasectomy reversals for men, even if your vasectomy was several years ago. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.
A vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure that reconnects the tubes that carry your sperm to your semen to undo your vasectomy and increase your chances of bearing children. Success rates of vasectomy reversals vary widely, ranging from 30-90%, and depend on how long its been since your vasectomy, your partner’s fertility, and whether you had issues with fertility before your vasectomy.
The skill level and experience of your surgeon performing your vasectomy reversal also affects the success of the surgery. Urological Associates has been serving Charlottesville and the Central Virginia area for more than 50 years, and the team has the experience and skill needed to perform your vasectomy reversal.
Your doctor at Urological Associates does a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for a vasectomy reversal, taking into consideration how long its been since your vasectomy and your overall health. The experienced team can perform your vasectomy reversal even if your vasectomy was done many years ago.
A vasectomy reversal is more complex than the vasectomy itself. During your vasectomy reversal, your surgeon reconnects the tubes that transport your sperm to your semen. The procedure is conducted under general anesthesia to minimize discomfort.
After your procedure, you may experience some discomfort similar to what you experienced following your original vasectomy. Your specialist may recommend you take it easy for a few days or so after the procedure, but you should be able to resume your usual activities, with some restrictions, within a week of the procedure.
Your doctor also recommends you refrain from sexual intercourse for up to three weeks following your vasectomy reversal.
About six weeks after your vasectomy reversal, your specialist has you return to the office to examine your semen to see if your reversal was a success. For many men, if the reversal was a success, sperm may appear in your semen within a few weeks. However, for some men, it can take up to a year.
If the surgery wasn’t a success, a second surgery may be a consideration.
Many men change their minds about having children after their vasectomy. To learn more about the vasectomy reversal, call Urological Associates today or book an appointment online.